Bone healing induced by ESWT

Moretti, Biagio and Notarnicola, Angela and Moretti, Lorenzo and Patella, Silvio and Tatò, Ilaria and Patella, Vittorio (2009) Bone healing induced by ESWT. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 6 (2). pp. 155-158. ISSN 1971-3266

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It has been at least two decades since the introduction of Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Treatment (ESWT) for the treatment of non-unions; despite conflicting opinions in the literature, it is recently achieving good results also in acute fractures. This paper reports Authors’ clinical experience with electromagnetic shock-waves in the treatment of delayed unions and fresh fractures. Nonunion cases experienced remarkable successful results at an average of 8-10 weeks after ESWT; high success rate is been also found for the acute fractures. It can be concluded that this therapy constitutes an important aid in treatment of non-unions and can be useful also in fresh bone fractures

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shockwaves, delayed union, fracture
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 17:15
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 17:15

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